Walter E. Johnson is the former Director of Compliance Systems and Finance for a clinical laboratory. Performing within 5-year OIG Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA) environment, a few of his responsibilities included providing compliance guidance to operational departments, compliance review of physician education events, co-oversight of focus arrangements, process improvement, and implementing reporting tools.

Previously, Johnson served as Compliance Project Manager for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. managing a financial compliance program. A few of his responsibilities included managing internal and external audits, policy and process development, online policy management, coordinating regulatory submissions, disaster recovery/business continuity lead, and providing compliance guidance to enterprise-wide program and project implementations.  For three years, Johnson managed financial compliance for 3 Kaiser Permanente regions (Mid-Atlantic, Ohio, and Georgia) and served as an Adjunct Professor for Baltimore City Community College.

As an active member of the Health Care Compliance Association and Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, he is an advocate for contributing to the compliance profession by mentoring compliance professionals, sharing experiences, participating in study groups and roundtable discussions.

Certifications include Certification in Healthcare Compliance, Certification in Continuity Management, Certification in Risk & Compliance Management Professional, and Certification in Sarbanes-Oxley.

Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Bowie State University. Additionally, he earned a Master of Science in Administration with a concentration in International Administration from Central Michigan University and a few doctoral courses in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.

Walter and his wife, Latoya, have been married for 11 years and have two children.

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September 2016:

This month, I highlight a few bills focusing on the automotive industry.  

August 2016:

Suprise! Guess who is on the cover of Compliance Today? See my interview to learn more about me. 

July/August 2016:

Here is another article that reviews decision making from an  automotive enthusiast's perspective. Enjoy!

June 2016:

As an automotive enthusiast, I am excited to announce the publication of the "SPY Car Act: Navigating the automotive industry". This is my first article to incorporate my professional career and personal hobby. Enjoy!

February 2016:

In this month's article, "To close for comfort: Employees as patients", the authors discuss scenarios that health care facilities can expect to encounter when allowing patients and family members receive care at their facilities.

January 2016:

Happy New Year! This month, we conclude our Compliance 101 series with the seventh essential element. In addition, read my article, Everyday Ethics: It's Child's Play in the January/February issue of Ethikos!

December 2015:

As we approach another year, many compliance and ethics professionals are including certification among their 2016 objectives. This month's article provides recommendations for preparing for a certification exam.

November 2015:

When it comes to training, perspectives vary among participants.  To close the gap, include participants early in the development phase to improve the experience. This article provides perspectives from 4 professionals representing compliance, marketing, training, and medicine.   

October 2015:

Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week is one month away.  This article provides tips to assist compliance professionals develop their strategy for celebrating the week.  

September 2015:

There are a couple of new articles for this month. First, there is my perspective of using marketing principles to enable compliance and ethics program awareness. Next, there is the sixth installment of the Compliance 101 series. Read both articles in the Publications section. 

August 2015:

Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week is quickly approaching. For compliance professionals seeking tips for a successful week, this article is a great place to start!  Read this article in the Publications section. 

July 2015:

See the fifth installment of the Compliance 101 series. Read this article and the previous articles in the Publications section. 

May 2015:

See the fourth installment of the Compliance 101 series. Read this article and the previous articles in the Publications section. 

April 2015:

The Health Care Compliance Association's Annual Compliance Institute is moments away. Many compliance professionals will take a certification exam.

This month's issue of Compliance Today includes an article encouraging encore certification candidates to take the exam again.

March 2015:

This month's Compliance & Ethics Professional includes article, "Guest or pest: Lessons from The Wolf" written by Walter E. Johnson. Click on the publications tab to read the full article.

February 2015:

The February 2015 edition of  Compliance & Ethics Professional features article entitled, "Corporate hoarders: Implementing  a record retention and destruction program" written by Walter E. Johnson. Click on the publications tab to read the full article.

January 2015:

Happy New Year!

This year begins with the third installment of the Compliance 101 series. Read this article and the previous articles in the Publications section. 

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